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5th Jul '16 7:28:24 PM HeraldAlberich
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One of the heroes receives a broad hint that something unpleasant might happen -- any kind of bad thing, from the plans of a [[TheMole Mole]] to a debilitating disease. It could come in the form of a prophecy, an important clue picked up off a defeated enemy, an inconclusive medical test... the form varies depending on the context.

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One of the heroes receives a broad hint that something unpleasant might happen -- any happen--any kind of bad thing, from the plans of a [[TheMole Mole]] to a debilitating disease. It could come in the form of a prophecy, an important clue picked up off a defeated enemy, an inconclusive medical test... the form varies depending on the context.



Which is why, on the rare circumstance that the hero does go after it -- it proves to be a RedHerring.

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Which is why, on the rare circumstance that the hero does go after it -- it it--it proves to be a RedHerring.



--> '''Gunnery Captain Bolvan:''' Shoot it! Shoot it!
--> '''Lieutenant Hija:''' But it has no life forms, sir.
--> '''Gunnery Captain Bolvan:''' Oh right... because there's no such things as sentient metallic beings with no life readings in this universe...
--> ''[[BeatPanel beat]]''
--> '''Lieutenant Hija:''' I'll just shoot it down, shall I sir?

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--> '''Gunnery --->'''Gunnery Captain Bolvan:''' Shoot it! Shoot it!
-->
it!\\
'''Lieutenant Hija:''' But it has no life forms, sir.
-->
sir.\\
'''Gunnery Captain Bolvan:''' Oh right... because there's no such things as sentient metallic beings with no life readings in this universe...
--> ''[[BeatPanel beat]]''
-->
universe...\\
''[[[BeatPanel beat]]]''\\
'''Lieutenant Hija:''' I'll just shoot it down, shall I sir?



* In the SolomonKane story ''Footfalls Within'', by Creator/RobertEHoward, the titular footfalls are blithely dismissed as "nothing" by a bunch of slavers, with [[KarmicDeath foreseeable consequences]].

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* In the SolomonKane Literature/SolomonKane story ''Footfalls Within'', by Creator/RobertEHoward, the titular footfalls are blithely dismissed as "nothing" by a bunch of slavers, with [[KarmicDeath foreseeable consequences]].



* Quite common in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', even a few books into the series when you'd think, after constant hazards and all the times it was not nothing, people would be paying attention. Later they learn, a bit, but that just leads to more RedHerring moments.

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* Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
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Quite common in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', even a few books into the series when you'd think, after constant hazards and all the times it was not nothing, people would be paying attention. Later they learn, a bit, but that just leads to more RedHerring moments.
** In ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'', Orrin hears a sound from his office, but dismisses it as a "sand-mouse." The readers have already found out that [[spoiler:Ben is snooping around, finding evidence of his embezzling]].



'''Stephanie:''' Just the wind? ''Just the wind''?! '''''[[GenreSavvy It's never JUST THE WIND]]!'''''
* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy'' episode "Doomed", Giles dismisses an earthquake as "shifting landmasses". On the one hand, he ''is'' in Southern California. On the other hand, as Buffy points out, the last time they had a decent earthquake in Sunnydale, she [[DisneyDeath died]]. Buffy is proven right, as it turns out to be a portent of the apocalypse.

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'''Stephanie:''' Just the wind? ''Just the wind''?! wind?!'' '''''[[GenreSavvy It's never JUST THE WIND]]!'''''
* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy'' ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Doomed", Giles dismisses an earthquake as "shifting landmasses". On the one hand, he ''is'' in Southern California. On the other hand, as Buffy points out, the last time they had a decent earthquake in Sunnydale, she [[DisneyDeath died]]. Buffy is proven right, as it turns out to be a portent of the apocalypse.



-->"That ain't the wind. As much as we'd ''like'' it to be... it ain't."

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-->"That -->'''Ethan:''' That ain't the wind. As much as we'd ''like'' it to be... it ain't."
16th Jun '16 5:58:04 PM nombretomado
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* In the game ''{{Tenchu}}'', fighting a guard automatically raises the alarm. Guards who were, just a moment ago, attacked with katanas will dismiss the incident as being caused ''by a dog!''

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* In the game ''{{Tenchu}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}}'', fighting a guard automatically raises the alarm. Guards who were, just a moment ago, attacked with katanas will dismiss the incident as being caused ''by a dog!''
19th May '16 9:10:22 AM MrUnderhill
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* ''VideoGame/InvisibleInc'' plays with this. If a guard leaves their patrol route to investigate a tile but finds nothing, they'll go right back to patrolling. However, if they catch one of your agents (or wake up after you knock them out), they will be [[SubvertedTrope permanently alerted and won't stop searching for them,]] making them much harder to deal with.
19th May '16 3:38:52 AM WillBGood
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* In ''Film/DuckSoup'', spy Pinky thinks he's opening a wall safe, but instead turns on a radio that plays loud brass band music. His partner Chicolini explains the sudden noise: "Sounds to me like mice!"

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* In ''Film/DuckSoup'', spy Pinky thinks he's opening a wall safe, but instead turns on a radio that plays loud brass band music. His partner Chicolini explains the sudden noise: "Sounds music, leading to this exchange:
-->'''Mrs. Teasdale:''' What's that?\\
'''Rufus T. Firefly:''' Sounds
to me like mice!"mice.\\
'''Mrs. Teasdale:''' Mice? Mice don't play music.\\
'''Rufus T. Firefly:''' No? How about the old mice-tro?
19th May '16 3:36:35 AM WillBGood
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->[Bender is in were-car form following two vandals at night, he loudly rolls over a manhole cover and quickly parks.]
->Vandal #1: Did you hear something?
->[They both look around then carry on walking.]
->Vandal #2: Ah, it was probably just a golden marmoset.
->[The were-car revs its engine.]
->Vandal #1: That don't sound like no golden marmoset I ever heard!

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->[Bender -->[Bender is in were-car form following two vandals at night, he loudly rolls over a manhole cover and quickly parks.]
->Vandal -->Vandal #1: Did you hear something?
->[They -->[They both look around then carry on walking.]
->Vandal -->Vandal #2: Ah, it was probably just a golden marmoset.
->[The -->[The were-car revs its engine.]
->Vandal -->Vandal #1: That don't sound like no golden marmoset I ever heard!



->[Hera is sneaking around an Imperial base as a Stormtrooper hears her spraypaint cans.]
->Stormtrooper #1: You hear that?
->Stormtrooper #2: I don't hear it. Wait... Yeah, what is that?

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->[Hera -->[Hera is sneaking around an Imperial base as a Stormtrooper hears her spraypaint cans.]
->Stormtrooper -->Stormtrooper #1: You hear that?
->Stormtrooper -->Stormtrooper #2: I don't hear it. Wait... Yeah, what is that?
5th May '16 8:44:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''FullHouse'':

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* ''FullHouse'':''Series/FullHouse'':
30th Apr '16 4:42:17 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': "If there's nothing out there, then what was that noise?"

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* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': "If there's nothing out there, then what was that noise?"
16th Apr '16 1:42:25 AM Rosuav
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** And with the return to Innistrad, we get [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=409814 Just the Wind]], asserting that '''There's nothing to worry about'''.
30th Mar '16 3:31:42 PM Akaihiryuu
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** When you first get the bite, the debuff even ''says'' something along the lines of "It's probably nothing". If you check back on that debuff every so often, you'll see that the bite is slowly getting worse....

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** When you first get the bite, the debuff even ''says'' something along the lines of "It's probably nothing". If you check back on that debuff every so often, you'll see that the bite is slowly getting worse....'
** This is also a very odd case, where the player actually WANTS it to happen. Because it occurs in the starting zone, after specifically choosing Worgen as a race. Your character starts out human, and becomes a Worgen during the starting zone.
19th Mar '16 5:00:56 AM Hossmeister
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